Arnold Palmer Invitational 2022 Betting Picks & Odds

Arnold Palmer Invitational 2022 Betting Picks & Odds

One of the most iconic golf tournaments is slated for the 2022 PGA TOUR’s schedule this week. The 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational is set to begin on Wednesday, March 2, bringing together some of golf’s top competitors.

The annual invitation-only event will take place at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge as usual, with 120 golfers competing for their fair share of the $12 million purse.

The always-polarizing Bryson DeChambeau walked away with the Arnold Palmer Invitational victory last year, so it’ll be interesting to see who pulls off the win this year.

The tournament was founded in 1979 and has been played under numerous names over the years. It was renamed to the “Arnold Palmer Invitational” in 2007 after the legendary golfer and Bay Hill owner.

Since 2007, the winner of the tournament receives a red sweater in honor of the late, great Palmer.

Nevertheless, there’s still a lot to take in when it comes to the annual spectacle, ranging from the event info itself to the top betting options.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know about the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Betting Odds and Tournament Information

  • Date: March 3-6, 2022
  • Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Bay Hill, Florida
  • Purse: $12,000,000
  • 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Champion: Bryson DeChambeau

Odds to Win the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational

  • Jon Rahm (+800)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1100)
  • Scottie Scheffler (+1600)
  • Viktor Hovland (+1600)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2500)
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (+2500)
  • Sungjae Im (+2500)
  • Will Zalatoris (+2500)
  • Adam Scott (+2800)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (+3000)
  • Marc Leishman (+3300)
  • Billy Horschel (+4000)
  • Jason Kokrak (+4000)
  • Keith Mitchell (+4000)
  • Paul Casey (+4000)
  • Max Homa (+4000)
  • Sam Burns (+4000)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (+4000)

Odds are via BetMGM.

Best Bets for the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jon Rahm +800

Much like any tournament he competes in, the world’s No. 1-ranked Jon Rahm is the favorite to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at +800 odds.

Though he doesn’t have as much value as other options, the fact that bettors can turn $100 into $800 with a Rahm victory is too tempting to pass off.

While Rahm has yet to win a tournament in 2022, he’s made the cut in each of his last five outings. Not only that but he’s placed top-three twice over that span and has finished within three shots of the leader on three separate occasions.

Rory McIlroy +1100

During this past PGA TOUR season, many fans and experts had their concerns about Rory McIlroy’s play. While it wasn’t awful, he wasn’t dominating like he once did. Fortunately, he gained some momentum at the end of the year and carried it into the new season.

McIlroy has now placed 10th or better in each of his last three outings. One of those showings includes his CJ Cup victory, as well as a T-10th performance in his last event at the Genesis Invitational nearly two weeks ago.

In terms of his Arnold Palmer Invitational history, McIlroy has seen a top-10 finish in each of his last five entries. Considering how he won the whole tournament in 2018, it’s easy to see why his odds sit at +1100 this week. Even with that being the case, a McIlroy victory still holds plenty of value.

Will Zalatoris +2500

Despite sitting at +2500 odds, Will Zalatoris has the potential to pull off an “upset” at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

For starters, he’s been playing some great golf lately, finishing seventh or better in three of his last four showings — including a second-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open to close out January.

Zalatoris has only competed at Bay Hill once in his young career. That performance occurred in 2021, with the 25-year-old placing 10th after shooting 3-under-par.

If he can improve on that showing while continuing this season’s momentum, Zalatoris could make some bettors happy by the end of the week.

Hideki Matsuyama +2500

Hideki Matsuyama has had his fair share of highs and lows at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. While he’s made the cut in each of his seven showings, a sixth-place performance in 2016 was the only time he cracked the top-15.

Having said that, Matsuyama at +2500 odds is still an option worth considering. On one hand, he’s placed 13th or better in four of his last six events — including victories at the ZOZO Championship and Sony Open.

He also lives and trains near Bay Hill, which gives him an advantage when it comes to the environment and weather. It might not be the flashiest pick, but Matsuyama could surprise a lot of people this week.

Marc Leishman +3300

Even though it can be tempting to go with the flashier, big names when it comes to betting, that’s not always the best bet. Instead, bettors should look into putting some money down on Marc Leishman at +3300 odds.

The 38-year-old Australian isn’t a stranger when it comes to the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He’s taken to Bay Hill 12 times over his career, winning the whole thing back in 2017.

Even though that was a while ago, he also placed second as recently as 2020, finishing just a single stroke behind Tyrrell Hatton.

Bettors should also feel confident knowing that Leishman has been playing well this season. He’s made the cut in all eight outings, placing 25th or better six times. He’s also seen three top-four finishes, making him a dark horse to win at Bay Hill this week.